Mexican Domestic Goddess

Answer Me This

Jacqui Skemp9 Comments
Kendra at Catholic All Year tagged me to answer this weeks questions, which was super mean of her because I'm on vacation. What gives, girl!? I kid. 

If you make it through this post I will take you out for a donut.

1. What's your favorite thing on Youtube?

So I just saw Kendra's answer to this question, and I wish I could say it was the same, but it's not. I did get a good laugh out of it though, because it's one of my husbands favorite videos. I logged into YouTube to see what videos I usually watch. Surprise, surprise, Ian was right. Plenty of cloth diapering tutorials and reviews. A sprinkle of bonsai tree tutorials (it was a phase that last until I realized it takes years to grow them) and a few crochet tutorials. But this. This is what I love to watch over and over:

I cannot do impersonations for the life of me, but Ian is great at it, and he is quoting this video all the time. Love.

2. Who taught you to drive?
My grandpa and my uncle taught me how to drive in Mexico. It was great. No rules, so I couldn't break them. jk. 

Right before I started college my grandpa helped me figure out a route to school that didn't involve the freeway (which was terrifying for a newbie driver in southern California). We spent a week driving to the school once each day. About a month into the semester, I got up the nerve to drive on to the freeway by myself. I have nothing exciting to report except that I felt like I was the shit.

3. What’s your favorite thing to cook?
All. The. Things. I really love to cook Mexican dishes. Rice. Beans. The simple stuff. My moms albondigas recipe is my absolute favorite. Super simple and it's easy to make a lot. Since there are only two of us adults, I usually make a big batch, save some for the week and freeze the rest. It comes in handy on those days where my brain is too tired to think up something for dinner. 

4. Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Why?
Hugger all the way. Before I moved to Minnesota whenever I greeted or said goodbye to friends or family I always did it with a hug and a kiss. It's just what everyone did. My Minnesota friends don't really do that. Not that it doesn't happen at all, but it's not common. I miss it. 

I like physical touch. When I'm sitting next to a friend on the couch I usually tuck my feet under their legs if they're not weirded out by that. I like to lean into to people when we're sitting near each other. And I've had to learn to not smack people when I'm laughing. 

5. Where do you pray best?
I pray best in the early morning hours when I know Ian will take care of Iggy and I can sit with a cup of coffee in a cozy chair in our living room. I like silence. I need it to hear Him.

6. When is the last time you saw/spoke to your grandparents?
An hour ago. We're staying at my maternal grandparents house here in Mexico. We've been here for a little over two weeks and we're leaving today. There will be many tears. My fathers parents passed away about 20 years ago. I didn't get to spend much time with them, but I miss them dearly. My dad is such a good man, and I know they had to be amazing people to have raised him to be who he is. 

Head on over to Kendra's to read more exciting answers.